Canadian knifemaker Brian Tighe is a true Renaissance Man, with an array of professional skills including tool and die making, metallurgy, engraving and photography. In his St. Catharines, Ontario, workshop, he produces a wide array of custom folders, all with those signature touches that immediately make them stand out as Brian Tighe knives.
We have carefully translated Brian's popular My Tighe custom frame-lock folder into an affordable production line, with two models in bead-blast finish and one in black. At first glance, the knife seems like a design exercise until you grasp it and understand that the concave cut scales are craftily shaped to enhance grip, aggressive with contours in just the right places.
Brian's blade design is unique too, with its asymmetrical spine facets, high-hollow grind and deep belly with recurve. We use 1.4116 stainless steel in a high satin finish and offer both Razor-Sharp and our exclusive Combination Razor-Sharp and patented Veff™ Serrated edges. Designed by knifemaker Tom Veff, these unique scalloped and angled serrations cut through rope and cord smoothly without snagging.
The frame-lock folder has an open build with heavy-duty 420J2 stainless steel frames and a 6061 T6 aluminum back spacer. Frames are bead-blast. The injection-molded black glass filled nylon scales have a carbon fibre texture. Torx® fasteners are used throughout.
Our patented OutBurst™ assisted opening mechanism instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30Ëš. All models have bronze and lubrous washers at the adjustable blade pivot for fast action.
Dual ramped thumb studs allow the My Tighe to be quickly opened with either hand.
All models feature a removable black stainless steel pocket/gear clip.
It's hard to ignore any Brian Tighe design, especially these highly personal work knives. Carry one and you will certainly start a conversation among knife fanciers everywhere. The knife industry was so impressed at the Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia, it was named the 2006 Imported Knife of the Year.
Just got my first crkt in mail today this knife was sweet perfect weight of knife the knife open with no hesitation super sharp razor edge well built knife I would recommend this knife to everyone thanks again Crkt
2012-12-29 aberdeen, WA
Just got this knife and at first I was not real happy with it. The assisted opening all though fast was so stiff it just about broke my thumb trying to open it. The tension from the torsion bar on the detent was locking it up. I worked it and worked it with litle results. Maybe a factory defect I dont know. But once I figured out how to remove the torsion bar and dissable the assist... WOW It works great With the great balance it has I dont know why you even make it assisted. It flys open easy and the detent holds it closed just great Love the knife now Great blade locks like a vault awesome jimping flys open almost sebenza like Good job on this one. I highly recomend it and would tell anyone to buy it. Great knife
2012-08-17 Dade City, FL
I purchased this knife about two weeks ago, and what a knife it is I've been going over it closely, and the fit, quality of materials, quality of build....everything is absolutely incredible. I've used a lot of different brands of knives over the years, all of them name brands and some custom, but this knife is truly one of the best. Frankly, it gives my customs a run for their money. And the steel....well, I've used it pretty heavily for the last two weeks, and it still has an edge that "gets it done". I touched it with a stone and got it back to shaving sharpness within just a few strokes, too....something that I can't do with a custom and exotic steel. Simply the best of all worlds....all I can say is "wow"....great knife CRKT
2012-01-28 New Orleans, LA
I am a merchant seaman and I have been buying this knife for three years now. Not only are they the subject of envy among the folks that see them, but they are far and away the BEST knife I have encountered for large diameter line work on board vessels of any size. The Veff serrades can cut through 2 1/2" nylon or polypro lines in under 30 seconds depending on your strenght and can cut small stuff or even 1"- 1 1/2" in one nice smooth movement. I am thoroughly IMPRESSED and have been since I first discovered them. The weight and grip was just what I was looking for but didnt know about. Its important in my line of work to have a knife that you can "feel" in your hand and the spring assist is ESSENTIAL for one handed use. I HIGHLY recomend this knife. Mine have been stolen repeatedly